Tag Archives: Google Books

The Google Books decision: what it is and why it is important for libraries

(25 November 2015) Mr Jonathan Band J.D was a guest speaker at an EIFL webinar on 24 November 2015 on the Google Books decision, what it is and why it is important for libraries. The presentation examined the background to the Google Books case that began over a decade ago in 2004, as well as the […]


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Libraries laud appeals court affirmation that mass book digitization by Google is ‘fair use’

(16  October 2015)  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit today ruled in Authors Guild v. Google that Google’s mass digital indexing of books for use in creating a searchable online library constituted a legal “fair use” of copyrighted material rather than an infringement. Statements by members of the Library Copyright Alliance may […]


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Google book-scanning project legal, says U.S. appeals court

(16 October 2015, Reuters)  A U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday that Google’s massive effort to scan millions of books for an online library does not violate copyright law, rejecting claims from a group of authors that the project illegally deprives them of revenue. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York rejected […]


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Oxford’s Google Books project reaches milestone

The Oxford-Google Digitization project – established in 2004 – has reached an exciting stage in its development with the Bodleian Libraries books digitized by Google now fully available to the academic community and the general public for the first time. Much of the material that the Bodleian collaboratively digitized with Google has only been available […]


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Publishers and Google reach settlement

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) and Google announced on 4 October a settlement agreement that will provide access to publishers’ in-copyright books and journals digitized by Google for its Google Library Project. The dismissal of the lawsuit will end seven years of litigation. The agreement settles a copyright infringement lawsuit filed against Google on […]


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